The 7 Under-$20 Eyeshadow Palettes We're Actually Obsessed With

We'll take them all, please.

You know that one super-expensive eyeshadow palette sitting in your drawer from three years ago? The one with eight untouched shades and two completely empty ones? Yeah, we've been there, and we're tired of watching you pay for what you don't use.

So to put an end to it, we rounded up the seven best, ultra-affordable eyeshadow palettes you'll actually want to use. Check out our favorites, ahead.

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E.l.f. Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette

Most smoky palettes give you a billion glitter-packed shades you'll never use again, but this 10-shadow palette has an even mix of shimmery and satin shades in apricot to slate shades that you'll want to use long after Saturday night.

E.l.f. Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette, $10

BUY IT: ulta.com

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Essence How to Make Nude Eyes Palette

With six beige-to-espresso shades, this "nude" shadow kit and its dual-ended brush can define the lids on virtually any skin color.  

Essence How to Make Nude Eyes Palette, $9.99

BUY IT: ulta.com

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Maybelline The 24KT Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

The name of this palette says it all: Each of these 12 shimmer-packed shadows gleam like a wedge of gold, at one-trillionth of the cost.

Maybelline The 24KT Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, $8.99

BUY IT: target.com.  

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NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals

We get it—brown eyeshadow can look blah. But this 16-shade palette has a mix of shimmery, iridescent, and matte shadows, giving you a finish that's anything but flat. 

NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals, $17.99

BUY IT: target.com

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Pacifica Beachy Punk Mineral Eyeshadow, $17.99

With shades like lavender, terra cotta, teal, and lime, this eight-shade palette is packed with super-pigmented color you'll actually want to wear.

Pacifica Beachy Punk Mineral Eyeshadow, $17.99

BUY IT: target.com.

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Rimmel London Magnif'Eyes Shadow in London Nudes Calling

Whether you're an eyeshadow newb or you've got a PhD in makeup, you can create virtually any level eye look with this pink and plum palette.

Rimmel London Magnif'Eyes Shadow in London Nudes Calling, $7.99

BUY IT: ulta.com

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Ulta Starlight Eyeshadow Palette

This other-worldly palette is not only seriously gorgeous, but surprisingly versatile, with shades like shimmering graphite and marbled maroon—leaving your eyes with an ethereal haze.

Ulta Starlight Eyeshadow Palette, $20

BUY IT: ulta.com

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